MIL Air Force to cut back training time for pilots by 60%

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  1. Accord

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    http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001581.html
     
  2. Accord

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    I wonder how many accidents we will see as a result of such a huge cutback on training.
     
  3. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    we as in 'we as a nation'.
     
  4. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    Yea, thats a smart decision.

    Geez
     
  5. Etherized

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    I just don't understand it either.
     
  6. Hunter Michaels

    Hunter Michaels The Real American Gigolo

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    We could really save a lot of money by grounding the entire AF for the duration of the war. :bowdown:
     
  7. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Good luck getting supplies for the duration of the war.
    Good luck fighting whatever Balkan/al Queda/North Korean/etc clusterfuck ignites/re-ignites because "Daddy" isn't flying around anymore.
    Good luck getting anywhere remote in Afghanistan on foot.
    Good luck doing all personnel movements in Iraq by convoy.

    :dunno:
     
  8. Hunter Michaels

    Hunter Michaels The Real American Gigolo

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    :werd:
     
  9. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Once again you sound more like an Airman than a future Officer.
     
  10. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    You won't get an argument out of me. My two sons in Iraq are at polar opposites as far as quality of life goes.

    Air Force son:

    • Ice-cold tent to sleep in.
    • Tent is made to sleep 8, but is set up for 4 with a large common area.
    • Works in an air-conditioned tent.
    • Gets a generous amount of free time.
    • Hasn't seen or heard a shot fired by the enemy since he got there.
    • Will only be there for 4 months total.
    Army son:

    • Has bunked down in several locations, ranging from a tent to a mortar damaged building.
    • Usually does at least one combat patrol or raid per day. When he's working with the Iraqi Commando brigade, he goes out on several patrols per day and 2-3 night-time raids per week.
    • Is out in the heat/sewage/crowds almost every day.
    • Gets some time off every once in a while.
    • Has exchanged gunfire with insurgents quite a few times.
    • Will be there a total of 18 months.
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :werd: to both your momma's
     

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